[beef] -or- [vegetarian] Mahashi Flefleh فليفلة محشي
Stuffed vegetables were cherished by the former Ottoman Empire, and they made them popular from the Balkans to the Levant. Pale green young zucchinis are perhaps the most common, but almost any vegetable can be Mashi (stuffed). Today it’s a combination of colourful peppers (flefle) that have come into season, stuffed with a mix of ground halal beef, garlic, mint and rice, or a spiced rice mixture with parsley, mint, onion, tomato, garlic, and pomegranate syrup for the vegetarian option. The peppers are slow-cooked in a bit of tomato broth for delicious early fall treat.
Kobez bil foron خبز بالفرن
Somewhere between pita and focaccia, this homemade flatbread is perfect for mopping up delicious sauces.
Salateh Malfouf سلطة ملفوف
A cool, refreshing salad made of chopped cabbage, diced tomatoes and pomegranate seeds, dressed with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, sumac, and fresh mint.
Knafeh Nabulsia كنافة نابلسية
This version of knafeh, a dessert with a base of mild white cheese (also known as Nabulsi) topped with a crispy shredded wheat dough (kataifi), doused with a scented sugar syrup, originates in the Palestinian city of Nablus as far back as 10th century, but variations spread with the Ottoman Empire to include much of the Middle East. Nablus is still renowned for its knafeh — they even made a giant one weighing in at 1,350kg for the Guinness Book of World Records!
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur,
1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm
foodora sponsors FREE Delivery within 3km radius
(approx. Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore)
NEW 6km Delivery Option!
If you live outside the free delivery zone, we are testing a new delivery option in partnership with foodora: $10 flat fee for any address within a 6km radius
(approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore).
Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee women to use our kitchen to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide an honorarium for the cooks.
We also offer 1 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Proceeds from the sale of meals goes directly to the newcomer cooks. However this does not cover the costs of the enormous amount of behind-the-scenes coordination required to keep this project going. You can support the Newcomer Kitchen project directly and our vision of expanding this model to support more women in more neighbourhoods!
Help us take this idea into any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world!
Leave a ReplyWant to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!